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Oncidium hapalotyle Loose Cali Oncidium


Loose Cali Oncidium, Oncidium hapalotyle


Oncidium hapalotyle Schltr. 1921 SECTION Rostrata Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Loose Cali Oncidium [refers to the hairy callus]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2000 [3500?] meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, slightly laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, narrowing below into the elongate, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal through the leaf axil, erect, to 32" [to 80 cm] long, paniculate, several branched, each branch 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oncidium erucatum Königer 1996; Oncidium falcicorne Kraenzl. 1922; Oncidium kalbreyerianum Kraenzl. 1922